The 11 Best Websites for Free Clip Art

Updated on June 24, 2019
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Richard uses clip art regularly to add visual appeal to his work, and he hopes to share the resources he has discovered with others.

Clip art and other visuals can be used to break up text-heavy content and add meaning to your message.
Clip art and other visuals can be used to break up text-heavy content and add meaning to your message. | Source

Finding the right images and clip art for your document can be a tedious and time-consuming task. Scouring Google images yields few high-quality results, and it can be difficult to determine which images are free and legal to use. While purchasing quality clip art is an option, most of us would prefer not to dent our budget just to add visual appeal to our current document or project.

Free clip art exists in abundance, but while some images are both free and high-quality, others are only free because they aren't attractive enough to charge for. In my opinion, there are several criteria that free clip art must meet in order to add value to a document or project. Good clip art should:

  • be modern looking.
  • be available in color.
  • contain 3D objects and people.
  • be easily insertable into documents.

To help you cut down on unnecessary cyberspace trudging, I've compiled the following list of free, high-grade clip art and image resources from around the web.

The 11 Best Free Clip Art Sites on the Web

  1. Clker
  2. Artvex
  3. Wpclipart
  4. Dreamstime
  5. Sweetclipart
  6. Phillipmartin
  7. Mycutegraphics
  8. Hasslefreeclipart
  9. Classroomclipart
  10. Free-clip-art
  11. School-clip-art

Which resource you'll find most helpful will depend on the nature of your project and the type of the content you are searching for. The strengths of each of these sites are discussed in more detail below.

Where are the best places to look for clip art on the web?
Where are the best places to look for clip art on the web? | Source

Where to Find Free Clipart for Your Website, Article or Offline Project

1. Clker

Offering a wealth of vector clip art, all of which is royalty-free and available in several file types (SVG, PNG and ODG), Clker is definitely one of the best free clip art sites around.

2. Artvex

Apart from a dodgy search tool that sometimes fails to return any results at all, Artvex is actually a very good site.

3. Wpclipart

Harboring tens of thousands of images, Wpclipart is one of the largest directories of free clip art the web has to offer.

4. Dreamstime

Dreamstime's operators collect what they consider the 'best' clip art from around the web to curate their huge collection of quality images.

5. Sweetclipart

Despite being somewhat rudimentary-looking, Sweetclipart offers a collection of simple but varied free clip art images. The site's simplicity makes it extremely easy to find an appropriate image for your project.

6. Phillipmartin

Phillipmartin's images are particularly stunning in their color and design, making them an excellent choice for children's and teachers' projects alike.


As the name suggests, Mycutegraphics is more than just a clip art site. Backgrounds, animated gifs and coloring pages are all easily accessible with its streamlined search feature.

8. Hasslefreeclipart

Although Hasslefreeclipart has an abundance of ads, they aren't too obtrusive and don't affect its usability. The free clip art here is colorful and cheery, making it perfect for creating teaching materials.

9. Classroomclipart

While Classroomclipart's ads can get annoying, it does offer a decent selection of cartoon-style clip art.

10. Free-clip-art

Although the look of Free-clip-art's site itself is quite bland, the available images here are actually very well-designed.

11. School-clip-art

School-clip-art's offerings are vast and varied, but beware—certain images may be too small to use in larger-scale projects.

Each site's offerings differ in both content and style—check them all out and choose what appeals to you.
Each site's offerings differ in both content and style—check them all out and choose what appeals to you. | Source

I hope you find these resources as helpful as I have. At the very least, this list should save you some Googling headaches as you search for free, high-quality clip art and images to use in your next project.

Let me know which of the above websites you find the most useful!

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      7 days ago

      Great List!!! check also for public domain clipart!!!

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      6 weeks ago

      Great list, found lots of good stuff on here. Another one I found was Absolutely Free Clipart over at

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      Vanilla g 

      3 months ago

      Thanks for the info! But I don't think that dreamstime is free at all! And for the "One week free trial" it wants my credit card!

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      5 months ago

      Check as well. Lots of vector and clipart images absolutely for free. Not attribution required, but appreciated.

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      7 months ago

      Great Resources!!!! check also

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      13 months ago

      Hello everyone,

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      13 months ago

      Hello everyone, let's come to visit my website on:

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      2 years ago

      This is a very helpful and useful list for all those searching for free clipart. It can be hard to look for the right clipart that looks good.

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      2 years ago

      thnk you sir ..this answer helped a lot and i also read ur article on THE SENSITIVE PEOPLE .. that was grt !

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      2 years ago

      for those looking for clipart and illustrations, visiting might be useful. Free illustrations to download for blogging, content marketing, social media or webdesign.

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      3 years ago

      Here’s another cool resource of free

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      3 years ago

      Hi, another great site for high quality free clip arts is


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      Richard J ONeill 

      4 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

      Hello younghopes, :)

      Yes, you can use these. You just have to reference the owner of the clipart with a textlink, and that's it.

      Take care.


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      Shadaan Alam 

      4 years ago from India

      Thanks for this awesome hub, I was looking for some sites for clipart and this is a great list. Can you please tell whether I can use these cliparts on my zazzle store or on my own website. Is this allowed?

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      4 years ago from Liverpool

      Brilliant - just what I was looking for! Cheers for sharing!

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      4 years ago

      Thanks, that is more resource than I expect.

    • LaurieNunley517 profile image


      4 years ago from Deep South

      Wow! Really nice looking Hub and thanks for the graphics/clipart information. I'm sure to be looking into some of these sites at some point.

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      5 years ago

      Check out - 3D graphics, cliparts, illustrations. Search & results engine.

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      Susie Lehto 

      5 years ago from Minnesota

      You have some sites listed that I had not see before.

      Love that sense of humor you used to create this.

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      Kristen Howe 

      5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great free clip art list hub. Very handy and thanks for sharing. Voted up!

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      5 years ago

      Great list. AAAclipart are of quite poor quality and they are watermarked.

      Also try

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      Serg10 Lucas 

      5 years ago


      Many thanks, a helpful posts. I use cliparts a lot in classroom.

      There is another project I'd like to recommend: it has very high quality, 100% free cliparts!

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      Ceres Schwarz 

      7 years ago

      This is a very helpful and useful list for all those searching for free clipart. It can be hard to look for the right clipart that looks good.

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      7 years ago from Australia

      Thanks for this extremely useful hub! This will be a great time saver for all my projects in the future. :)

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      Jean Bakula 

      7 years ago from New Jersey

      Wow, thanks for all your hard work and sharing all these great sites. Sometimes it's so hard to find the right pictures.

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      Faith Reaper 

      7 years ago from southern USA

      Thanks for this useful and informative hub here.

      I love the free clipart you have chosen to use in this hub too :)

      Voted up +++

      Blessings, Faith Reaper

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      Denise W Anderson 

      7 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

      This information is most helpful and will save me a lot of time. Thanks!

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      Rose Clearfield 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      Thanks for the great resource!

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      Distant Mind 

      7 years ago

      Great job! Very useful!


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